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Spanish royal sites

The royal sites (Spanish: sitios reales) are a set of palaces, monasteries, and convents built for and under the patronage of the Spanish monarchy. They are administered by Patrimonio Nacional (National Heritage), a Spanish state agency; most are open to the public, at least in part, except when they are needed for state or official events.


Here is a list of the Patrimonio Nacional royal sites, with the provinces where they are located.

Royal palaces

  • Royal Palace of Madrid (Madrid) (official residence of the King)
  • Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Royal Castle & Monastery of El Escorial (Madrid)
  • Royal Palace of El Pardo (Madrid)
  • Palace of Zarzuela (Madrid) (de facto residence of the King and Royal Family, part of the larger El Pardo complex)
  • Royal Palace of Aranjuez (Madrid)
  • Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso (Segovia)
  • Royal Palace of Riofrío (Segovia)
  • Royal Palace of La Almudaina (Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands)
  • Royal convents and monasteries

  • Convent of Las Descalzas Reales (Madrid)
  • Royal Convent of La Encarnación (Madrid)
  • Royal Convent of Santa Clara (Valladolid)
  • Abbey of Santa Maria la Real de Huelgas (Burgos)
  • Benedictine Abbey of Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos (Madrid)
  • Sanctuaries under royal patronage

  • Pantheon of Illustrious Men (Madrid)
  • Convent of San Pascual (Madrid)
  • Convent of Santa Isabel (Madrid)
  • Colegio de Doncellas Nobles (Toledo)
  • Other royal sites residences

    These current or historical royal residences are well known but are not administered by Patrimonio Nacional:

  • Royal Alcázar of Seville under the care of Patronato del Real Alcázar de Sevilla.
  • Royal Alcázar of Segovia, administered by the Patronato del Alcázar de Segovia
  • Albéniz Palace (the King's official residence in Catalonia) in the city of Barcelona, under the care of Generalitat of Catalonia.
  • Marivent Palace (the King's summer residence) in Palma de Mallorca, under the care of Government of the Balearic Islands.
  • Valladolid Royal Palace (Valladolid, Castile)
  • Royal Residence of La Mareta (Lanzarote, Canary Islands)
  • San Jeronimo el Real, Church/Monastery, Madrid
  • Former royal palaces

  • Alcázar of Segovia
  • Alhambra
  • Aljafería
  • Buen Retiro Palace
  • Castle Alcázar of Segorbe
  • Castle of Bellver
  • Castle of Burgos
  • Del Real Palace
  • Generalife
  • Palace of Charles V
  • Palacio de la Ribera
  • Palau Reial de Pedralbes
  • Palau Reial Major
  • Royal Alcazar of Madrid
  • Royal Palace of Olite
  • Royal Palace of Valladolid
  • Torre de la Parada
  • References

    Spanish royal sites Wikipedia

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